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Digital hub for Australia’s pets

September 3rd, 2016

Professor Peter Irwin

Researchers at Murdoch University have helped to build Australia’s first ever online health database for pets. VetCompass Australia, Veterinary Companion Animal Surveillance System, will be officially launched across the country today. With access to more information, the digital hub will make it easier for veterinary surgeons to diagnose and treat sick animals. Harnessing big data […]

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Researchers closer to ending debate around Lyme disease and ticks in Australia

June 29th, 2015

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As debate surrounding whether Lyme disease is associated with tick bites in Australia continues to rage, a team of Murdoch University researchers, together with colleagues at the University of Sydney and Curtin University, have made a discovery that helps solve part of the puzzle.

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Potentially deadly new infection found in Australia

March 19th, 2012

Murdoch University researchers have helped to identify a new human infection in Australia after the disease contributed to the death of a Canberra man.

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Growing threat to Australia from potentially lethal diseases

April 19th, 2010

Growing threat to Australia from potentially lethal diseases

As experts from around the world met in New York last week to discuss the need for greater understanding of the threat posed by ticks, fleas and sand flies, Australian scientists call on veterinarians and dog-owners here to take action to protect dogs and people from potentially lethal diseases.

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